2024 ELECTION | Why Voting Matters

Why Voting Matters?

Too often, we hear that Michiganders experiencing homelessness don’t feel like their vote matters. We’re working to change that through the stories of our Peer Ambassadors.¬†¬†Please visit our dedicated Voter Registration page for a complete a list of resources.

Peer Ambassadors are the face of our election work and hold critical coneversations to reach individuals experiencing homelessness. Peer Ambassadors are individuals who have experienced housing insecurity or homelessness and are committed to voting this election – and want to see others vote as well.

Watch their videos about why they think it’s important for you to participate in our democracy too.

Candidate Engagement

Building strong relationships with elected officials begins now, before they ever take office. It is our role to ensure that housing and homelessness are priority issues for our Congressional, state, and local candidates in this election.

Each election year, MCAH submits candidate questionnaires  for Congressional and state candidates to respond with their knowledge, opinion, and positions on how to prevent and end homelessness in Michigan. Responses give us the information we need to work with candidates after the election and to educate newly elected officials about our priorities for smart, evidence-based solutions.